Long Shadows - Pedestal Merlot
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Region: USA / Washington / Columbia Valley
Type: Medium-bodied red wine
Hand-harvested grapes are double-sorted before fermentation to remove any green materials that might impart harsh tannins. Afterwards, most lots are cold soaked to build richness and flavor before undergoing whole-berry fermentation in 1,500-gallon upright wood tanks to add richness on the palate. The finished wine is aged 22 months in French oak barrels, 85% new.
Color: Dark ruby red.
Nose: Vibrant aromas of black cherry and ripe blackberries with accents of vanilla and freshly roasted coffee.
Palate: Expressive and lively on entry, with a richly textured mid-palate and layers of huckleberry, bittersweet chocolate and oak spice that stretch across a lengthy finish.
Food pairing: Beef, lamb, veal.